Is Bettman ok?

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  1. RobBrown4PM

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    Did anyone else see and hear this?



    Guy is shaking like crazy and his voice is quite irregular and crackly.

    I hope he's ok.
     
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    If you search up "Gary Bettman Parkinson's" on Twitter, there are results all the way from 2010 from people speculating that he has Parkinson's.

    It's very possible.
     
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    Probably time to stop booing him.

    Looks like he has Parkinson's and it's hit a new level.
     
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    Obviously never wish illness on anyone. Hope he recovers from the rumoured early Parkinson's.

    Can't see him renewing his contract.
     
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    I did not think he looked that bad.
     
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    He was hit by
    He's been struck by
    A smooth criminal
     
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    I wonder who the incumbent commissioner is going to be?
     
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    He has always have this shakings, in a small amount. I thought it was a part of him being very aggressive/authoritiery person.
     
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    I think he is just waiting for Seattle to come into NHL and negotiate the new US TV deal, than he will retire.

    I never got why people boo him, he has done a great job, I like him.
     
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    Agreed. I can understand in Canada with what he did to Winnipeg and Quebec. But Winnipeg’s mistake has been repaired so there’s just Quebec now. Why people in Chicago, dallas or st-louis would boo him, I don’t really understand.
     
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    He looked and sounded fine to me...
     
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    he was shaking all over. it didn't look fine at all.
     
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    Yeah, definitely symptoms indicative of Parkinson's, and there is no cure. Just remember how Muhammad Ali became a shell of his former self, and that's probably what Mr. Bettman is looking at in the not too distant future.
     
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    I like him, but the state of the on-ice product has been mostly piss poor throughout his tenure as commissioner.

    Only within the last few seasons have we seen the game become more entertaining.

    To have allowed goalie gear to balloon out the way it did to comical proportions is unacceptable. Dead-puck hockey did a lot of damage to this league.

    There’s also the cancelled season and multiple lockouts.

    But hopefully this isn’t a serious medical issue (people have commented on this for years) and he’s able to continue in his role, as overall I think he’s doing a fairly good job these days.
     
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    People will appreciate him more when Colin Campbell becomes commissioner.
     
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    I don't care for Bettman just because of the lockouts and the potential for another upcoming lockout. I just want hockey to be back every year. I dont wanna switch to watching Poker again if it locks out again
     
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    People get older...and generally not healthier... It's life
     
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    Mostly this.

    For as much as he gets lauded for expanding the league, he also presided over 3 labor stoppages and 2 lengthy dead-puck eras, where the sport was almost unwatchable.

    He has done some positive things for the league but his legacy shouldn't be all sunshine and rainbows.
     
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    He’s always been kinda twitchy. It seems like he’s a nervous public speaker.
     
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    So I watched the video and he seemed fine to me. His hand shook far worse than that during Stanley Cup presentations going back at least 10 years.
     
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    I always thought he's nervous in front of crowds. He's shaked a lot when talking publically for years and years
     
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    He’s had weird muscle tremors for a couple decades now. If it’s Parkison’s, it is progressing fairly slowly. Even though it does look worse than 20 years ago, it certainly isn’t as noticeable as in someone like Michael J Fox.
     
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    It's odd, but if you listen to him on NHLnet radio when he calls in, it's like a different person calling. You'd never know that on camera he has those issues.
     
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    Please welcome to the stage your new Commissioner Pierre McGuire.
     

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